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We here at First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, Texas want to thank you for dropping in to our website. If you are a “frequent flyer” to this page, we hope you will let us know if anything is incorrect or out-of-date. If this is your first time to check us out, we hope that you will go to the various menus and learn more about our mission opportunities, our people, and our programs. My wife Pam and I came to La Grange to retire, but the spiritual energy and people dynamic here drew me out of retirement to be the pastor of this wonderful church!
So look closely, I think you just might find just the place where God wants you to be …
The First Presbyterian Church of La Grange is proud to present to area residents a concert by Pianist Donald Doucet and Violinist Dominika Dancewicz. The concert will be held in the First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, 205 S. Franklin St. on Jan. 16th at 6:00 PM. The duo will also be performing special music at the church's Sunday morning services on Jan. 17. Sunday service begin at 10:30 AM. The concert is funded by the Linda Smalley Memorial Fund.
Violinist Dominika Dancewicz is a native of Poland.
She holds Master of Music degrees from Music Academy of Krakow, Poland, and from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She has also earned her Artist Diploma at Denver University. As an orchestra and ensemble musician she has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious concert stages, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Carnegie Hall in New York. During the course of her career she has collaborated with such artists as Christoph Eschenbach, Krzysztof Penderecki, Krystian Zimerman, Barry Douglas, and Tabea Zimmermann to name just a few. Her recording credits include Dux and Deutsche Grammophon labels.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Dancewicz has performed in an array of ensembles in Europe, Asia and the United States. Most notably she is a founding member of the Axiom Quartet, the Artists-in-residence at the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School in Houston. Ms. Dancewicz is also a recital artist and collaborates frequently with pianist Donald Doucet. She actively performs as a freelance violinist and has performed with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Houston Ballet, Musiqua, Foundation for Modern Music, Opera Vista, Opera in the Heights and Victoria Bach Festival.
Ms. Dancewicz is a highly sought-after teacher. She is on the faculty of the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School. Her students regularly win placements in the Region and All-state orchestras, and several have gone on to continue as music majors in colleges. She is particularly proud of providing violin lessons to underprivileged children through Houston Youth Symphony’s Melody Program.
Pianist Donald Doucet holds the positions of Faculty Accompanist/Organist at St. John’s School in River Oaks and also that of Interim Organist at South Main Baptist Church. Previously he has held positions at Rice University, San Jacinto College, Kingwood College, Strawbridge United Methodist Church, Southminster Presbyterian Church and Grace United Methodist Church. He is in high demand as a recital accompanist and choir accompanist.
Mr. Doucet has earned degrees from the University of Houston, where he studied piano under Robert Brownlee, and the University of Cincinnati, where he studied accompanying under Kenneth Griffiths.
Dominika Dancewicz and Donald Doucet have been collaborating as a performing duo since March 2013. Featured regularly on the Cullen Hall stage at the University of St. Thomas they have also enjoyed a number of performances regionally.
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Many thanks to our Church Life Committee for their hard work organizing our 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff. Fun was had by all.
The Flamenco's with Sandra's Recipe for Green Chili were judged the best chili of the day, with the Scovajsa Team a close second and the church favorite were the Sunday School kids (chili provided by Katie). All the chili was wonderful and we shouldn't have to eat for a week!
The first place team was awarded a tower of chili bowls that will be enjoyed for years to come!
(Cards in church, oh my)…we are so excited to be able to offer to our church and community a bridge class taught by the bridge aficionado George Nash.
The class will be free of charge and will be every Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM beginning Jan. 6, 2016 in the Fellowship Hall. At the first meeting the meeting time will be discussed to make it convenient for the group.
For more information please call George (715-605-2030) or Bobbie (715-605-2350) or the church office.
Plans for selling treasurers is under way. The first Annual Church Treasures sale is scheduled for March 18 from 2-7 PM and March 19 from 10 AM until 4 PM. If you have items for the sale, they can be dropped off at the church when the office is open or give Bobbie a call (715-605-2350 email@example.com) to arrange drop off time
All proceeds will go into the general budget of the church. Any treasure you have to donate can be dropped off at the church. Please mark with the price you think the item should bring and your name if you might want the item returned. Items not sold can be reclaimed by the donor or will be given to Second Chance after the sale. For more information please contact Bobbie at BobbieJNash@gmail.com or 715-605-2350.
We will be looking for help the day of the sale so please mark your calendar for this fun day at First Presby.
AMEN food for the month of May is soup, pasta and canned meats....but we need everything so anything is appreciated!